Kovac defends Lewandowski rotation

Robert Lewandowski will be restored to the Bayern Munich lineup for his showdown with Hertha Berlin on Friday, confirmed Niko Kovac.

Lewandowski has scored three goals in four Bundesliga appearances this season, but was sacked by Sandro Wagner on Tuesday 1-1 draw with Augsburg.

The Bayern coach refused to enter into a discussion on Lewandowski's morale and defended his policy of prioritizing the physical form of his best players in the middle of a full schedule of matches.

After their trip to Berlin, the Bavarians will face Ajax at home in the Champions League on Tuesday before entertaining Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

"The rotation of Lewandowski and Wagner was agreed. [On Friday] the starting lineup will look different again," Kovac said.

"We should not always argue whether a player is angry or not, my job is to keep my players fit and fresh for important games."

"I will continue to rotate [versus Hertha] Ajax and Gladbach."

Kovac He praised the performances in the training of goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, but said he has no plans to replace Manuel Neuer, despite the recent mistake of the German international.

Neuer spilled a cross in the 86th minute against Augsburg and Felix Gotze En As a result, he equaled, finishing with 100% of the champions this season.

"Sven Ulreich is giving fantastic performances in training," Kovac said of the goalkeeper who made 47 appearances in all competitions last season when Neuer recovered of a foot injury.

"But while Manuel Neuer is fit and playing well, there is no need to change anything in that position."

Bayern will not be able to count on Leon Goretzka due He has an injury to his ankle when Kovac returns to the capital to face Hertha, for whom he made 223 appearances in two spells as a player.

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